Litigation to Protect Your Child: The Life Care Plan in Oregon Birth Injury Cases

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Understanding Litigation Tools: The Life Care Plan in Oregon Birth Injury Cases


Newborns are some of the most vulnerable members of society, and expectant parents rely on the expertise of doctors and other medical professionals during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. When something goes wrong, and a newborn is injured, these families may face a lifetime of consequences. Our Oregon birth injury attorneys advocate strongly for families facing a lifetime of uncertainty. Birth injuries can mean a lifetime of specialized care and expenses that necessitate experience and advocacy to provide a future for your child and protect their interests. One of the most important tools is the life care plan in Oregon birth injury cases.


Damages in Oregon Birth Injury Cases


The law defines damages as the measure of relief that a person is entitled to in a lawsuit. In Oregon, most victims receive damages in the form of money. Our Oregon birth injury attorneys have the experience necessary to make sure families of an injured infant receive the compensation necessary to provide their child with the best possible future. 


The Life Care Plan in Oregon Birth Injury Cases


Calculating damages includes determining the costs for medical treatment and accommodations that the child will need throughout their life. A Life Care Plan is a legal document drafted with the expertise of medical experts and used by experienced personal injury attorneys to demonstrate the needs that the child will have through their lifetime to live the best life possible. Costs include medical, educational, and rehabilitative expenses. The Plan is an important tool of litigation, to ensure that the defendants pay the amount comparable to the long-term damages caused by their negligence. 


The Life Care Plan is an effective tool to make sure that the damages requested, and ultimately attained, best provide your family and child with an idea of the future care necessary and explain the related costs. A well drafted Life Care Plan simplifies damages for the jury, making a favorable result far more likely. 


What is Included in the Life Care Plan? 


The Life Care Plan in Oregon birth injury cases compiles costs associated with providing the necessary care for the infant, including expenses anticipated when they reach adulthood. It can include:


  • A description of the team of physicians and other medical professionals providing medical care
  • Education-related expenses
  • Transportation-related modifications and expenses
  • Mental health counseling
  • Care necessary, including in-home
  • Adaptive equipment, including modifications made to the home like railings, lifts, etc.
  • Future anticipated medical procedures
  • Therapies and rehabilitative services (such as occupational or speech therapies)
  • Lost wages associated with caring for the infant
  • Beyond expenses, the Plan may also include a treatment plan or goals for the infant. 


Contact Our Experienced Oregon Birth Injury Attorneys 


A Life Care Plan involves the selection and use of experts. Our Oregon birth injury attorneys have the knowledge necessary to make sure the most qualified experts are chosen to assist with putting together a Life Care Plan for your child. Our attorneys and staff thoroughly review the circumstances surrounding your child’s injuries in order to obtain the best results possible. Let us help your family and child have the best future possible. 


Learn How We Can Help Protect Your Child’s Future Needs in a Life Care Plan


If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice contact the Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form.  We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.


Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton,  Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles,  St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.


We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take medical malpractice cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.

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